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Detroit Lions finalize 53-man roster

General manager Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions have determined their final roster today. With the deadline coming and going, below are the following players who didn’t make the cut:

Per Detroitlions.com:

PLAYERS WAIVED:

WR Jace Billingsley, CB Alex Carter, WR Quinshad Davis, LB Jayson DiManche, TE Adam Fuehne, LB Zaviar Gooden, LB Khaseem Greene, C Gabe Ikard, S Isaiah Johnson, WR TJ Jones, WR Jay Lee, TLuke Marquardt, T Michael Ola, DT Caraun Reid, QB Jake Rudock, OL Brandon Thomas, DB Charles Washington, RB George Winn, DT Gabe Wright.

VESTED VETERANS RELEASED:

C Lemuel Jeanpierre, CB Darrin Walls

PLAYERS PLACED ON RESERVE/SUSPENDED:

TE Andrew Quarless

The biggest surprise cuts and notable names let go were last years third round pick Alex Carter, receivers T.J. Jones, Jay Lee and Jace Billingsley, defensive tackles Caruan Reid and Gabe Wright and quarterback Jake Rudock. Rudock was a sixth-round draft pick this year and appeared to outplay incumbent backup Dan Orlovsky in the preseason. If the former Michigan quarterback can clear waivers, he will most likely end up on the practice squad.

At receiver, the Lions decided to go with a veteran presence. They choose to keep Andre Caldwell as the fourth and final wideout over T.J. Jones, Jay Lee, and Jace Billingsley.

The one player who no one expected to make the team was undrafted rookie CB Adairius Barnes. You may see a move made in the cornerback department to shore up the backend soon. There were plenty of talented corners who were cut from other teams today.

Other bubble players who were lucky enough to make the team include TE Orson Charles, OT Corey Robinson, OT Cornelius Lucas, DE Kerry Hyder, and DT Stefan Charles.

There were a lot of head-scratching decisions in this group of cuts. Hopefully, rookie GM Bob Quinn and Jim Caldwell have a solid plan of attack in place.

Here is your 2016 Detroit Lions:

21 Abdullah, Ameer RB 5-9 203 23 2 Nebraska
94 Ansah, Ezekiel DE 6-5 275 27 4 Brigham Young
41 Bademosi, Johnson CB 6-0 206 26 5 Stanford
38 Barnes, Adairius CB 5-11 188 22 R Louisiana Tech
80 Boldin, Anquan WR 6-1 220 35 13 Florida State
55 Bostic, Jon LB 6-1 242 25 4 Florida
46 Burton, Michael FB 6-0 247 24 2 Rutgers
31 Bush, Rafael S 5-11 203 29 6 South Carolina State
57 Bynes, Josh LB 6-1 235 27 5 Auburn
26 Carey, Don S 5-11 202 29 8 Norfolk State
44 Charles, Orson TE 6-3 247 25 4 Georgia
96 Charles, Stefan DT 6-5 320 28 4 Regina (Canada)
51 Copeland, Brandon DE 6-3 263 25 2 Pennsylvania
66 Dahl, Joe OL 6-4 305 23 R Washington State
68 Decker, Taylor T 6-7 311 23 R Ohio State
28 Diggs, Quandre CB 5-9 200 23 2 Texas
85 Ebron, Eric TE 6-4 253 23 3 North Carolina
95 Gilberry, Wallace DE 6-2 270 31 9 Alabama
60 Glasgow, Graham C 6-6 308 24 R Michigan
61 Hyder, Kerry DT 6-2 270 25 1 Texas Tech
11 Jones Jr., Marvin WR 6-2 198 26 5 California
35 Killebrew, Miles S 6-2 222 23 R Southern Utah
24 Lawson, Nevin CB 5-9 192 25 3 Utah State
54 Levy, DeAndre LB 6-2 234 29 8 Wisconsin
77 Lucas, Cornelius T 6-9 330 25 3 Kansas State
6 Martin, Sam P 6-1 211 26 4 Appalachian State
48 Muhlbach, Don LS 6-4 258 35 13 Texas A&M
92 Ngata, Haloti DT 6-4 345 32 11 Oregon
8 Orlovsky, Dan QB 6-5 215 33 11 Connecticut
5 Prater, Matt K 5-10 201 32 10 Central Florida
27 Quin, Glover S 6-0 207 30 8 New Mexico
71 Reiff, Riley T 6-6 305 27 5 Iowa
25 Riddick, Theo RB 5-9 201 25 4 Notre Dame
19 Roberts, Andre WR 5-11 192 28 7 The Citadel
91 Robinson, A’Shawn DT 6-4 320 21 R Alabama
70 Robinson, Corey T 6-7 317 24 2 South Carolina
23 Slay, Darius CB 6-0 190 25 4 Mississippi State
9 Stafford, Matthew QB 6-3 226 28 8 Georgia
64 Swanson, Travis C 6-5 304 25 3 Arkansas
15 Tate, Golden WR 5-10 197 28 7 Notre Dame
98 Taylor, Devin DE 6-7 275 26 4 South Carolina
99 Thornton, Khyri DT 6-3 315 26 2 Southern Mississippi
72 Tomlinson, Laken G 6-3 312 24 2 Duke
53 Van Noy, Kyle LB 6-3 243 25 3 Brigham Young
93 Walker, Tyrunn DT 6-3 310 26 5 Tulsa
75 Warford, Larry G 6-3 317 25 4 Kentucky
36 Washington, Dwayne RB 6-1 223 22 R Washington
59 Whitehead, Tahir LB 6-2 241 26 5 Temple
89 Wick, Cole TE 6-6 257 22 R Incarnate Word
52 Williams, Antwione LB 6-3 240 23 R Georgia Southern
32 Wilson, Tavon S 6-0 212 26 5 Illinois
34 Zenner, Zach RB 5-11 221 24 2 South Dakota State
69 Zettel, Anthony DL 6-4 270 24 R Penn State

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